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British Trench Sections

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Andrew Belsey, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    The view count for this this has gone pretty high and yet no one has commented since Monday. I know that it's all over Facebook, so is that where the numbers are generated from?
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Just caught up with this. Amazing concept and detail and in such a tiny scale. Hats off to you.
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  3. Correus New Member

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    Really, really cool concept! This would be very beneficial to several museums as well.

    I found this thread while doing some research on WWI miniature gaming. Not sure if you are into historical miniature gaming but if you are or not you should check out this blog even if it's just from a modeler's perspective.

    http://sidneyroundwood.blogspot.com/search/label/Great War
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  4. ranchhand Active Member

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    this made the front page of reddit the other day, reddit is a monstrous aggregator of content so they are most likely responsible for driving the traffic.
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  5. ranchhand Active Member

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    I should add that the front page posting was from imgur but someone in the thread pointed everyone to this planet figure post.
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  6. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    These are so good - my son is doing the Western Front in history at school and making a trench diorama during the Easter holidays (yes it's still the holiday here!). These will provide great inspiration for him ( and me).
    Cheers
    Mat
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  7. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Australia
    I could only imagine what your back yard looks like Andrew, great work.
    Regards
    Chris.
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  8. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Chris,
    Andy Robershaw is the one who dug up his garden. My wife has forbidden me do do that! Most of my models are very small scale and don't take up much space in the house - therefore I've been happily married for nearly 30 years!
    Andy B
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  9. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I've had a good laugh over the weekend. My daughter pointed out that the reason why my Facebook posts got virtually no response for a month or two was because I had the privacy setting so that only two people could view them!!! So this silly old fart managed to get on the front page of Reddit while posting to two people until I created this posting!!!! Social media is weird!
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  10. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I've been working on my dugout today. Adding some ammo boxes, cigarette packets and some reduced copies of letters sent by my Grandfather during the Great War.

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    I'm trying to get as much done as I can before they go into the Remembering 1916 Exhibition.
    Andy B
  11. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
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    This was my offering for today. It needs paint of course. This is getting thousands of views, but no activity here - who and where are you?
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  12. Strain of Thought New Member

    Hey, I'm from Reddit. I registered an account here and waited through the approval period just so I could post in this thread. The first image in your set- the 'Ideal' Trench- keeps making the front page of Reddit and Imgur, and it's being reposted unattributed. It's very popular there. Fortunately some nice people in the comments have been linking back to here on some of the posts, but I really feel the one image on its own without context isn't doing your work justice- also, if you care about imaginary internet points, someone is stealing yours.

    Reddit and Imgur are extremely friendly to creators coming in and taking claim of their work, and if you made an Imgur gallery of your finished trenches with some historical context, and a separate one showing some of your construction process, and posted them both to appropriate subreddits on Reddit, I think they would both be received very very well. (Use a different headliner image, though- otherwise they'll think it's another repost.) To clarify, Reddit is a link aggregator and discussion forum that does not host images; Imgur is an image hosting service, with its own front page and separate comments system, which is the preferred image host of Reddit.

    Here are the posts I can find where your trench model has shown up, in chronological order:

    http://imgur.com/gallery/C7FNBkb

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ThingsCutInHalfPorn/comments/4ep2dx/the_ideal_wwi_british_trench_1024x768/

    http://imgur.com/r/pics/iSEg9e4

    https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/4gjpil/the_ideal_wwi_british_trench/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/4gkw31/british_wwi_trench_cross_section/

    Note that the Reddit posts are just linking to the Imgur posts; the first Imgur post has its own comments, but the second was set up without them.

    Again, I really strongly encourage you to resubmit your work in a full gallery and take credit for it, with your own brief descriptions on each photo. If you'd like to link to the exhibition as well at the same time, you'll probably get some attention for it- there's over two million views on the picture of your model already, and some of them have to be from people near enough the exhibition to attend.
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  13. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I'm adding to the dugout all the time and blog it on Military Modelling. I've just scratchbuilt a field telephone.

    [IMG]
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  14. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    Impressive work, original idea and very didactic! Wouldn't be amiss in a war museum!
    cheers
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  15. theseeker Member

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    Outstanding to say the least!
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  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Just brilliant,I love everything about this piece
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  17. anstontyke A Fixture

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    just getting better and better
  18. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    This is a photo from further back. I'm adding a few more bits on the floor and hanging up - maybe a rat?
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  19. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I am still amazed at the quality of your work, and it seems to get even better.

    Wonderful.

    Paul.
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  20. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    The viewcount on this is going wild again. Does anyone know what and where it's been linked to now?
    The models will be going into the Remembering 1916 Exhibition hopefully soon now, although its been a slow process.
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